This Lake Michigan coastline, just one hour southeast of Chicago, features towering sand dunes. Nearby Chesterton offers dining and lodging, but the attraction is the shore for swimming, hiking, biking and bird-watching.
The Inn at Aberdeen is a great Bed and Breakfast in Valparaiso, Indiana - right in Indiana Dunes Country. The 11 rooms of this 1850s home-turned-inn feature in-room Jacuzzis, free Wi-Fi and an evening dessert and beverage bar. A three-course breakfast and lively conversation from the proprietors merely add to the casual yet upscale experience. http://www.indianadunes.com/where-to-stay/?listingid=15270